Referendum on Constitution revision: Campaign commences discreetly

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ALGIERS- The campaign to explain the new draft Constitution, initiated by President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, commenced discreetly on Wednesday, nine months after the establishment of an expert committee in charge of formulating proposals for a constitutional revision.

On this first day, Tajamoue Amel El Jazair party (TAJ) held a meeting in Chlef to increase the population awareness on the importance of participating in this constitutional referendum.

The party’s new head Fatma Zahra Zerouati affirmed, in this meeting, that the draft Constitution revision has brought “strong guarantees” aimed at involving citizens in the building of the new Algeria.

These “guarantees” will make from citizens “active partners,” notably through “the promotion of the civil society, the enshrinement of citizenship with all its dimensions and the fight against corruption;” she underlined.

According to Zerouati, “the new Constitution guarantees the institution of a national civil society watchdog, called today to play its role and fulfill the people’s aspirations.”

For his part, Secretary General of the National Liberation Front party (FLN) Abou El Fadhl Baadji said that the referendum on the draft Constitution revision constitutes “a first political test of the change process” and its success is “a token of democracy” in Algeria.

The referendum of 1st November “is an important political event for the strengthening of the change process and guarantees the strengthening of democracy in Algerian,” he said in a meeting in Tipaza.

For its part, the National Mujahedeen Organization (ONM) affirmed, in a communiqué, that the referendum on the draft Constitution will be “a starting point for a new phase in the singular militant course of the Algerian people.”

In this regard, the organization said that the Algerian people are “in front of the duty to express their will on 1st November and decide on the constitutional amendment, considered as the fruit of a very significant national event, namely the popular Hirak.”

Acting Speaker of the Council of the Nation Salah Goudjil sent a message to this chamber’s members who are concerned by the campaign in which he urged them to “assume their role” in order to explain the content of this project and the amendments for the “building of the new Algeria which meets people’s aspirations.”

Head of the Organization for the Preservation of Memory and Transmission of Martyrs’ Message (ONPMTMM), Abdelkrim Khadri, called on, in Constantine, the Algerians to participate in this popular referendum for the “building of a modern and solid Algeria.”

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